And then the all-important blessing from the father! "Jef" hopes Dave thinks "Jef" is worthy of his daughter, which means to starts babbling at Dave about how much he loves Emily, and Dave is all, "Sold!" right away, and says its obvious Emily cares about him.
Having secured Emily's hand (the dowry is not discussed), Emily walks him out and talks about how awesome it went, and then kisses him goodbye.
Chris Harrison says there are a lot of "Jef" fans in the audience, and those morons dutifully applaud, but we shouldn't count out Arie just yet (applause from those idiots).
So we watch Arie strolling up to meet Emily to tell him not to be nervous, and she tells she's so crazy about Arie, because she's contractually obligated to pretend to be in love with two men. Dave, Emily's father, says he was really impressed with "Jef" so he doesn't know why they're even bothering with another guy.
And then we watch some excruciating small talk with Arie trying to chat with Dave about fishing, and you can't convince me that ALL conversations this show records doesn't have painful moments like this, but they're just choosing to show us Arie's.
And then Emily's family is won over when he gives her a box of dead flowers, aka all the roses that she gave him. And now Emily's mom is blown away because she loves both guys. And then Emily's brother, who comes off like Josh Brolin playing George W. Bush REALLY dumb, wants to know if Arie's in this to win it or if he's in it for Emily. And Arie speaks for five hours instead of just saying, "I love Emily." I mean he's talking about dating a single mother. And Ernie tells us that after talking to Arie, he's confused, which draws laughter from the audience, but he means that he doesn't know what to tell his sister to do. Nothing, because you're not the boss of her?
And now Dave tells Arie about Emily being a single mom early, and it's going to take a stronger-than-average man to be a father for Ricki, whatever that's supposed to mean. Arie tells him he can't imagine what it's like to lose Emily, like WHAT IS GOING ON HERE, and then Arie asks for his blessing, and there is a long silence before Dave finally talks about Emily being the love of his life, which is a "dadgum good place to start" and then gives Arie his permission, and now Arie and Emily are making out before saying goodbye. "